I should start this out by saying I love sleep. Sleep is where I’m a viking, and I try and get a lot of it. This book ruined sleep for me. This book kept me up until almost 1AM last night reading it, and even later tossing it around in my thoughts. This book invaded my dreams and was the first thing I thought about when I woke up this morning. This book ruined me.
I wish I could sit here and give you a full review of this book, but that would ruin it for you. I knew almost nothing about this book, other than that people really seemed to like it, and I wouldn’t change that for anything. The beauty of this book is the surprises that build and punch you in the heart so hard you’re not sure which way is up anymore.
I can say that this book is about Lou, who is 26 and living at home with her parents. She’s stuck in her hometown, in her job, and in her relationship. She doesn’t see anything else for herself in the future and she’s okay with that.
I can tell you that this book is about Will, who is 35 and stuck in a body that shouldn’t belong to him. He was a man who loved his job, who loved adventure and who loved sex and that was taken away from him. He is angry and depressed and hates what’s become of him. Yet he is written in such a way I never once felt sorry for him.
I can tell you that I almost couldn’t read the last dozen pages because I was